Houston, TX (July 18, 2021) – A fatal vehicle collision that happened on a freeway in Houston occurred in the early morning hours of July 18. At approximately 3:00 a.m., police and paramedics were dispatched to the scene in order to assist those involved.
A family of five was struck by a wrong-way driver on the Eastex Freeway near North Loop 610. A woman was traveling south in the northbound lanes of the roadway when she collided with the family’s vehicle, according to information from police.
A mother, father, and three young children were present in the vehicle at the time. A two-year-old child lost her life in the crash. The rest of the family was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.
No one involved has been identified at this time. Police in Houston continue to investigate.
The roadway was shut down where the wreck took place while respondents worked at the scene. Drivers in the area were forced to find alternative routes of travel for the time being.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time. We hope for the full recovery of the injured parties.
Vehicle Accidents in Houston
Thousands of accidents occur in the state of Texas each and every year. Injuries and fatalities often take place due to these collisions, unfortunately. In 2018, one individual was killed every two hours and 24 minutes in the Lone Star State due to a Texas car accident. One person sustained injuries approximately every two minutes and seven seconds, and a reportable accident took place every 58 seconds.
Being injured in an accident in Texas can be a nerve-wracking and painful experience. You may be faced with debilitating pain and suffering depending on the circumstances of your accident. In the event that you are under the impression that your crash was caused by the negligence of another person, contacting a Houston personal injury attorney may be your best bet in order to receive full and fair financial compensation.
In the event that you have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligent actions, you may be entitled to financial compensation to cover things like funeral costs, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium, among others. Contact the law office of Williams Hart & Boundas in order to be connected with a reputable and skilled wrongful death attorney in Houston. An attorney will be able to inform you of your legal right toward the collection of just financial compensation to cover any damages that you may have dealt with due to your recent crash. Call our law firm at 713-999-6945 as soon as possible in order to inquire about collecting financial compensation for your injuries and losses.
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Disclaimer: We write these posts with the intention of providing general information about driving safety with the hope that people will slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being seriously injured in an accident. If you are in an accident, we want to make sure that you know how to react appropriately. This post is not intended to be deemed as legal or medical advice of any kind. The picture used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.